Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours)

Undergraduate degree

Be equipped with the technical expertise in an engineering field of your choice to create innovative solutions to the challenges of tomorrow.

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Get hands-on in our state-of-the-art engineering facilities

One-year of paid industry experience

Designed in accordance to Engineers Australia’s accreditation requirements

Key facts


Waurn Ponds:
Lowest selection rank


5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 2 2024 close 23 June 2024

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course overview

Design and innovation are at the heart of engineering at Deakin. Our future-focused courses go beyond theory to provide you with the skills and experience you need to create innovative engineering solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours) extends this to equip you with technical expertise in an engineering field of your choice whilst also supporting you to take a compulsory year-long work-integrated industry placement as part of your studies.

Undertake core units in your first trimester, before selecting to major in either civil, electrical and electronics, environmental, mechanical or mechatronics engineering. You will combine contemporary theory with industry-led projects and benefit from Deakin’s unique industry partnerships to develop the skills needed to confidently pursue a career as a professional engineer.

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Deakin graduates are sought-after both in Australia and abroad. That’s because we provide students with the knowledge, skills and practical experience required for contemporary practice. As a graduate, you will be highly valued for your skills in innovation, leadership, project management and communication, as well as your ability to anticipate and tackle the unknown challenges of tomorrow.

At Deakin, we emphasise the importance of design, rapid prototyping and modelling in engineering practice. Throughout your studies you will be supported to acquire and apply your technical skills through industry-led projects in collaborative teams.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, you will have ample opportunity to put theory into practice in our world-class, multi-million-dollar engineering precinct. Located at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, the precinct houses some of the most advanced systems, laboratories and learning spaces in Australia.

At Deakin we’ll prepare to you be a well-rounded engineer. Beyond technical skills, you will acquire transferable skills in entrepreneurship, innovation, project management, technical report writing and more. You will be well-equipped to meet the challenges of contemporary practice by developing an understanding of the ethical, technical and professional issues within the industry, all while gaining an insight into the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the modern engineer.

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Course information

Award granted
Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours)

2024 course information

VTAC code
1400311441 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400511441 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400611441 - Online, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin code
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8

Course structure

To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Industry) students must complete thirty eight (38) credit points comprising:

  • eleven (11) credit points of core units
  • one major - nineteen (19) credit points~
  • six (6) credit points of Industry Placement units
  • two (2) open elective units (2 credit points)*
  • completion of three (3) or four (4) zero-credit point compulsory units:
    • SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning
    • DAI001 Academic Integrity Module
    • STP010 Career Tools for Employability
    • SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program.^

* Students who have not previously completed VCE Mathematical Methods (units 3 and 4) are advised to undertake SIT190 Introduction to Functions, Relations and Graphs in the first trimester of their Engineering course. Therefore, these students may only be required to complete 1 elective unit (instead of 2 elective units).

~Students who have not studied chemistry in Year 12 VCE or equivalent are advised to study SLE133 prior to studying SLE155 as part of the Environmental major.

^Students must complete this unit as part of the Environmental major.

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements.


Core/Major units


Industry Placement units


Elective units



Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.

* Available at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus from Trimester 1, 2025


Intakes by location

The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.

Trimester 1 - March

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    • Online

Trimester 2 - July

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    • Online
  • For students commencing Year 1 in 2024:

    • The Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering majors will be offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and online from 2024.
    • The Civil Engineering and the Electrical and Electronics Engineering majors will only be available at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and online in 2024.
    • Students intending to commence with 4 or less credit points of Recognition for Prior Learning into the Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours) with the Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering majors may need to be part-time and will not be able to accelerate course completion as second year units will not be available at Burwood (Melbourne) until 2025. Students will need to be assessed on a case by case basis.

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Additional course information

Flexible entry into the course allows students to upgrade their qualifications and to obtain credit for previous studies/experience. Applicants with appropriate TAFE qualifications or other approved post-secondary studies may apply for Recognition of prior learning. Credit may be considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. The learning experiences and assessment activities within this course may also require that students have access to a range of software. Access to high-cost specialist equipment is provided but students may be required to purchase minor equipment for particular unit(s) as detailed in unit site.

Course duration

Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

Mandatory student checks

Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.


You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Participation requirements

All Online enrolled students, or students enrolled online in specified units, are required to participate in campus-based learning activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) during intensive week each trimester to ensure that graduates possess and have demonstrated the minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values and attitudes at successful completion of the course to be sufficiently prepared to enter professional engineering practice.

Attendance and participation in learning activities during intensive week is linked to assessment requirements, and failure to attend may result in students not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. This may result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Placement can occur at any time, including during standard holiday breaks. Learn about key dates at Deakin.

Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.

Work experience

Through SEL703 Professional Practice, you will gain industry experience by completing at least 30 to 60 days of practical work experience in an engineering workplace with assessment tasks designed to develop and enhance your understanding of the engineering profession, professional practice and continuing professional development, possible career outcomes, and the opportunity to establish valuable professional networks.

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Entry requirements

Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum academic and English language proficiency requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.

Academic requirements

Current or recent secondary education

If you're currently studying Year 12, or completed Year 12 in the last two years, you will need to meet all the following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

Year 12 prerequisite subjects

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an Additional Language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Maths: General Mathematics


  • Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with an unadjusted ATAR of at least 50 or equivalent

Higher education

If you have undertaken higher education studies after secondary schooling, you will need to meet all the following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

  • successful completion of at least two bachelor level or above units (AQF Level 7 or equivalent)
  • evidence of mathematical ability (equivalent to that of the Year 12 maths prerequisite)

Vocational education

If you have undertaken any Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, you will need to meet at least one of following criteria to be considered for admission to this degree:

  • completion of a certificate IV or higher in a related discipline
  • completion of a diploma or higher in any discipline
  • at least 50% completion of a diploma or higher in a related discipline

You will also require evidence of mathematical ability (equivalent to that of the Year 12 maths prerequisite).

Work and life experience

If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago, or did not finish Year 12, and haven’t undertaken any further study, you may be considered for admission to this degree based on your work, volunteer and/or life experience.

Submit a personal statement outlining your motivation to study, previous education and employment history, and how this course can assist your career aspirations or progression. Think of it as a job application cover letter – it should be relevant and demonstrate your commitment and interest in this course or study area.

You will also require evidence of mathematical ability (equivalent to that of the Year 12 maths prerequisite).

English language proficiency requirements

To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:

  • Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) English Units 3 and 4: Study score of 25 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 20 in any other English
  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
  • other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements

Selection adjustments

Subject adjustment

A study score of 30 in any English, Maths: Mathematical Methods, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Systems Engineering equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 10 points.

Access and equity

Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enable Deakin to consider disadvantaged circumstances you may have experienced and the impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you’re from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements. Learn more about Deakin’s special entry access schemes.

Admissions information

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Recognition of prior learning

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

You can also refer to the Recognition of prior learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Fees and scholarships

Fee information

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
$7,848 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Learn more about fees.

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of prior learning you have.  Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value.

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.  You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.  Learn more about fees and available payment options on our Current students fees website.

Scholarship options

A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Study in Deakin’s $55 million dollar engineering training facility

One-year of paid industry experience

Top 1% globally for engineering*

Learn through hands-on industry-linked projects, not just theory

Career outcomes

At Deakin we’ll prepare to you be a well-rounded engineer that is ready to practice in Australia or abroad. With an international skills shortage in the engineering industry, and roles expected to rise significantly in the next five years, Deakin graduates are in demand. Depending on which field of engineering you choose during your degree, you may find work in government, across the private sector, in consulting or in education and research.

Professional recognition

Deakin's Bachelor of Engineering (Industry) (Honours) course (with majors in Civil, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Mechatronics only) a is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia on our Waurn Ponds and Online campuses.  To ensure that students in all majors are covered through Engineers Australia's course accreditation, we will be seeking accreditation as we prepare graduates for transition to employment.  Accreditation provides recognition against international benchmarks, allowing graduates to practice as professional engineers around the world.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

Design, develop, implement, manage and evaluate sustainable and innovative engineering solutions for real-world problems by integrating and applying well-developed knowledge and skills in natural and physical sciences, engineering and project management, and by showing concern for environmental, social and economic impact.

Apply engineering and scientific techniques to study engineering problems, evaluate the benefits, risks and uncertainty associated with the use of specific engineering tools and techniques, and evaluate the effectiveness of designs and experiments that are used to determine a solution.

Plan and execute practice- based projects to show capacity for advanced knowledge and skills in a discipline of engineering and thereby demonstrate the ability to research and continue professional development and scholarship.


Effectively apply verbal and non-verbal communication skills by actively listening, speaking, reading, writing, and graphically representing an engineering position using appropriate means, considerate of the audience and viewpoint of others.

Digital literacy

Identify, select and use digital technologies and tools relevant to an engineering discipline to use, manage, generate and share information, evaluate its reliability, and use the information for engineering design, problem solving and research purposes.

Demonstrate the ability to independently and systematically locate and share information, laws, policies and regulations that pertain to engineering practice.

Critical thinking

Use knowledge of natural and physical sciences, and engineering skills and processes to identify and define problems in a variety of contexts and to study the nature and the impact of those problems.

Apply critical and analytical thinking and judgment in evaluating data and information and integrating knowledge to develop new understanding, formulate appropriate and sustainable engineering design solutions and manage their implementation, operation and delivery ensuring effectiveness and efficiency.

Problem solving

Evaluate and use established engineering principles and practice approaches to identify potential solutions to resolve complex, real-world engineering problems and realise solutions independently and collaboratively.

Demonstrate innovative and creative approaches and solutions to engineering problems that are constrained by local, national, global, and contemporary issues and show capacity for planning, designing, executing, and managing engineering projects.


Proactively and critically self-assess and use reflection as a strategy for lifelong learning, professional development, and career thinking. Manage personal actions, priorities, and behaviours effectively in consideration of others, to ensure integrity in professional judgement and decision-making.

Plan and prioritise career goals and professional development tasks relevant to the engineering profession by developing an awareness of personal interests and competencies through self- reflection, and characterising employer and industry expectations.


Demonstrate the value of trust by being a competent, reliable team member, who recognises and respects the roles and viewpoints of others, the fundamentals of team dynamics, and the value in pursuing expert assistance when required to nurture relationships that foster mutual engagement of others to collaboratively solve problems together.

Work with, influence, and organise other people and resources to perform necessary work in accordance with a mutually agreed schedule, by applying the fundamentals of business and project planning, financial management, risk management, and human resources to an engineering context.

Global citizenship

Value the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as well as diverse communities and cultures in a global context and situate own engineering practice.

Demonstrate commitment to safe, ethical and sustainable practices, and applying social, legal, and environmental responsibilities to exert a positive influence in the community.

Demonstrate ability to apply discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities within a professional engineering environment. Reflect and evaluate how discipline specific knowledge and professional skills are applied in practice, including ethical considerations and broader industry perspectives, and judge how these experiences will impact future employability.

Approved by Faculty Board 1 June 2023

*Ranked ‘well above world standard’ for manufacturing engineering and ‘above world standard’ for engineering and materials engineering. Source: Excellence in Research for Australia's (ERA) research evaluation framework 2018
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